‘Tis the season for cozy, comforting drinks! The colder temps are here and the cool, crisp air has us reaching for warming lattes and beverages that are just as tasty as they are nourishing. Whether it’s soothing a sore throat or warming our body from the inside out, warm beverages are something we all need as we head into cooler temperatures.
Ahead are five comforting drinks that will both nourish your body and keep your strength — just in time for the peak season of sickness. While we’ll be sipping them all season long, these immune-supporting drinks can be enjoyed anytime you’re craving something that’s good for the body and soul.
Plus, we’re sharing some immune-supporting add-ins that you can enjoy with all of your favorite drinks.
5 Comforting Drinks You Need This Time of Year
#1 Bone Broth
Nothing compares to bone broth when you are in need of a comforting drink to warm the soul. Bone broth is jam-packed with benefits thanks to its rich collagen, amino acid, and electrolyte content, so we love using it in our soups or just sipping on a mug in place of that afternoon cup of coffee.
How to Enjoy
- Use it as a base for soups and stews
- Swap water for bone broth when making cauliflower rice or brown rice
- Steam or saute your veggies in it
- Mix a splash into a savory dip like hummus or pesto
- Simply enjoy as is!
- Warm up a mug of bone broth with a pinch of sea salt for the ultimate comforting drink to enjoy all season long.
#2 Calming Herbal Teas
If you’re feeling under the weather or are just craving warmer, more comforting drinks during the fall and winter months, herbal teas are always a good idea. They make a great addition to a calming evening routine or even a great caffeine alternative if you are looking for a caffeine-free way to start your day.
And since they’re made from herbs, fruits, seeds, and roots, herbal teas are usually jam-packed with nutrients!
Here are some of our go-to tea options for whatever you’re needing:
- Bloating & inflammation: Ginger Tea
- Digestive support & upset stomach: Peppermint Tea
- Immune support, stress, & sleep: Chamomile Tea
- Sore throat and respiratory issues: Throat Coat (by Traditional Medicinals)
- Metabolism-support & energy: Green Tea
How to Enjoy
Brew a mug and enjoy with a drizzle of raw honey and any optional add-ins (see below).
#3 Turmeric Latte
With immune-supporting spices like turmeric and cinnamon, a turmeric latte is a staple in any wellness routine this time of year. Plus, this is one of those comforting drinks we find ourselves turning to as a caffeine alternative too! Right from FitOn PRO, this drink is easy to make and makes a yummy addition to your evening routine.
- 1 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 4 drops vanilla stevia (optional)
Step #1: Add the milk to a saucepan over medium heat. Once warm, add the rest of the ingredients. Remove once heated.
Step #2: Pour into a mug and enjoy!
To get the most out of your cup, add a dash of black pepper to your latte! Piperine, the active ingredient in black pepper, increases the absorption of turmeric by up to 2000%! Imagine all of those powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties you could be sipping up.
#4 Creamy Vanilla Chai Latte
Here’s another comforting drink we all could use this time of year! While this creamy chai latte may sound indulgent, it’s made with whole food ingredients and makes a great alternative to those sugary lattes we all tend to crave when cooler weather hits.
And, while this tasty beverage makes a cozy evening treat, it can also be made into a yummy morning latte! For a caffeinated twist, transform the below recipe into a dirty chai by adding 1-2 shots of espresso.
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 3 medjool dates, pitted
- 3 drops vanilla stevia (optional)
- 2 vanilla pods
- 4 small cloves
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup cashew, soaked
Step #1: Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add all of the ingredients, except the cashews, and stir gently to combine. Remove from heat.
Step #2: Pour the mix into a blender and add the cashews. Blend until your chai is smooth and frothy.
Step #3: Serve in a mug and sprinkle with more cinnamon, if desired.
#5 Detox Tea
Maybe you had an indulgent night out, one too many sweets, or are feeling a little more bloated than usual. Whatever the case, this FitOn PRO recipe is a must-have staple during the colder months of the year when you’re in need of a little digestive support. It’s a comforting drink that’s warming, packed full of nutrient-dense ingredients, and naturally supports the digestive system.
Try enjoying this beverage first thing in the AM, before your belly is hard at work digesting other food. It can give you an energy boost, soothe inflammation, and even boost your metabolism thanks to ingredients like ginger and cayenne!
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Freshly ground ginger to taste
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 drops of stevia liquid (optional)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Step #1: To make your tea, add the ingredients to a jug of boiling water and stir to combine. If you like a chilled drink, keep it in the fridge and drink it cold.
Looking for some healthy add-ins? These all make great additions to your daily mug of tea or any of your favorite comforting drinks. Some even come with some immune-supporting benefits!
Raw Honey: Raw honey is rich in antioxidants, making it an excellent addition to your go-to comforting beverages this time of year. Try drizzling some into tea for natural sweetness.
Cayenne Pepper: If you can tolerate a little heat (like in our FitOn PRO Detox Tea), a little cayenne pepper can go a long way as just like honey, this hot pepper is loaded with antioxidants.
Ghee: To add some healthy fat to some of your favorite cooler weather drinks, consider adding a teaspoon of ghee to things like bone broth and even your turmeric milk. It adds creaminess, and it also happens to be a great source of fat-soluble vitamins like A, E, and K.
What’s Your Favorite Comforting Drink?
Do you have a favorite drink you turn to when the weather gets cooler or that you rely on when sick season comes around? Whether you have a favorite or are looking for something new to add to your wellness routine, consider one of these comforting drinks. Not only are they healthy, but they all make super yummy additions to either your morning or evening routine.
So grab your favorite mug, brew a cup of tea or heat up some bone broth, and take five to ten minutes for you. Your mind and body will thank you.